The Escapist's Reader's Choice Game of the Year 2016

The Escapist's Reader's Choice Game of the Year 2016

Our readers voted for their favorite game of 2016. Here's how the vote turned out.

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I feel like I've missed something.

What happen to that hug bracket thing?

Did I miss it, or was it canceled?

Yeah, was there a vote or something on this? Cause I can't really remember Uncharted being talked about at all on this site, unless I missed a voting thing or something. I have no idea how it would have beaten Doom since it seems like this site is mostly made of pc gamers. That's not even mentioning how it somehow beat Dark Souls 3.

Worgen:
Yeah, was there a vote or something on this? Cause I can't really remember Uncharted being talked about at all on this site, unless I missed a voting thing or something. I have no idea how it would have beaten Doom since it seems like this site is mostly made of pc gamers. That's not even mentioning how it somehow beat Dark Souls 3.

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/9.945412-Poll-The-Escapists-2016-Readers-Choice-GOTY-Voting-Thread

Saelune:

Worgen:
Yeah, was there a vote or something on this? Cause I can't really remember Uncharted being talked about at all on this site, unless I missed a voting thing or something. I have no idea how it would have beaten Doom since it seems like this site is mostly made of pc gamers. That's not even mentioning how it somehow beat Dark Souls 3.

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/9.945412-Poll-The-Escapists-2016-Readers-Choice-GOTY-Voting-Thread

Oh... wow those are some small voting numbers, that also don't match up. Doom should have been first since it had 16 votes, Dark Souls 3 had 14 so it should have been second, uncharted 4 only had 13.

... Wait, how was battlefield 1 even nominated?

Worgen:

Saelune:

Worgen:
Yeah, was there a vote or something on this? Cause I can't really remember Uncharted being talked about at all on this site, unless I missed a voting thing or something. I have no idea how it would have beaten Doom since it seems like this site is mostly made of pc gamers. That's not even mentioning how it somehow beat Dark Souls 3.

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/9.945412-Poll-The-Escapists-2016-Readers-Choice-GOTY-Voting-Thread

Oh... wow those are some small voting numbers, that also don't match up. Doom should have been first since it had 16 votes, Dark Souls 3 had 14 so it should have been second, uncharted 4 only had 13.

... Wait, how was battlefield 1 even nominated?

As one person pointed out, it being stickied possibly made it go unnoticed by people, and only it being unstickied, and advertised by this announcement, more people noticed. Im guessing that Uncharted 4 had more votes when the polls were "closed".

Saelune:

Worgen:

Saelune:
http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/9.945412-Poll-The-Escapists-2016-Readers-Choice-GOTY-Voting-Thread

Oh... wow those are some small voting numbers, that also don't match up. Doom should have been first since it had 16 votes, Dark Souls 3 had 14 so it should have been second, uncharted 4 only had 13.

... Wait, how was battlefield 1 even nominated?

As one person pointed out, it being stickied possibly made it go unnoticed by people, and only it being unstickied, and advertised by this announcement, more people noticed. Im guessing that Uncharted 4 had more votes when the polls were "closed".

I could've sworn Doom had 13 before Uncharted even had 10 when I threw mine in. I don't really care (as like numerous others in the thread, I basically would've done an Other vote if it was an option), but they took a pretty slim period of a snapshot to eke out a win rather then letting something actually pull out to a dominant run.

Battlefield just got on there because why not, its everywhere else, including near-perpetually auto-playing before the stream on Escapists front page starts. Or maybe the field only included Reviewed games (which have been a drought basically, made obvious in the holiday season)

Seth Carter:

Saelune:

Worgen:

Oh... wow those are some small voting numbers, that also don't match up. Doom should have been first since it had 16 votes, Dark Souls 3 had 14 so it should have been second, uncharted 4 only had 13.

... Wait, how was battlefield 1 even nominated?

As one person pointed out, it being stickied possibly made it go unnoticed by people, and only it being unstickied, and advertised by this announcement, more people noticed. Im guessing that Uncharted 4 had more votes when the polls were "closed".

I could've sworn Doom had 13 before Uncharted even had 10 when I threw mine in. I don't really care (as like numerous others in the thread, I basically would've done an Other vote if it was an option), but they took a pretty slim period of a snapshot to eke out a win rather then letting something actually pull out to a dominant run.

Battlefield just got on there because why not, its everywhere else, including near-perpetually auto-playing before the stream on Escapists front page starts. Or maybe the field only included Reviewed games (which have been a drought basically, made obvious in the holiday season)

Battlefield 1 is the only game on the list that I actually played any real amount of. Really though, it was a meh list. Should have just said fuck it and pick Skyrim.

Saelune:

Seth Carter:

Battlefield just got on there because why not, its everywhere else, including near-perpetually auto-playing before the stream on Escapists front page starts. Or maybe the field only included Reviewed games (which have been a drought basically, made obvious in the holiday season)

Battlefield 1 is the only game on the list that I actually played any real amount of. Really though, it was a meh list. Should have just said fuck it and pick Skyrim.

Yeah, the list was kind of bland. I'd played most of them, but didn't really feel much to say on any of them. Battlefield, Dark Souls, Deus Ex were all just "Well more of the same" titles. Doom was a solid throwback, but the multiplayer garbage kind of knocks it off where I'd peg a GOTY at. Darkest Dungeon was just piddled away to near zero interest by the Early Access slog for me, by the time it was "released" it was a stale 2-3 year old game. Overwatch was content anemic, has the ripoff loot system (and pricing scams), and felt like some unfinished remnant Blizzard couged out of their abandoned project. If I'd played Uncharted, I'd guess it would fit comfortably in that "More of the same crew".

I went with Dishonored 2 for my own pick, which is still a bit of the "more of the same", but did have a sizable expansion and refinement over its predecessor.

Doom was game of the year? Makes sense, it's an amazing game absolutely worthy of the title. Congratulations to id on the big win.

Xan Krieger:
Doom was game of the year? Makes sense, it's an amazing game absolutely worthy of the title. Congratulations to id on the big win.

Uncharted 4 won, Doom was the runner-up.

Johnny Novgorod:

Xan Krieger:
Doom was game of the year? Makes sense, it's an amazing game absolutely worthy of the title. Congratulations to id on the big win.

Uncharted 4 won, Doom was the runner-up.

Uncharted 4 won "Game Nobody Played", Doom won "Game of the Year"

edit: Sorry if I sound agitated, just had a political fight. Doom won, that's all there is to be said.

Xan Krieger:

Johnny Novgorod:

Xan Krieger:
Doom was game of the year? Makes sense, it's an amazing game absolutely worthy of the title. Congratulations to id on the big win.

Uncharted 4 won, Doom was the runner-up.

Uncharted 4 won "Game Nobody Played", Doom won "Game of the Year"

Uncharted 4 sold 2.7 million copies on its first week alone. That's 2.7 million more than "nobody", though there is that one chance none of them were actually played. In which case... Doom is still 2016 Reader's Choice Game of the Year Runner-Up, because that's the Game that Readers Chose. After Uncharted 4.

Johnny Novgorod:

Xan Krieger:

Johnny Novgorod:

Uncharted 4 won, Doom was the runner-up.

Uncharted 4 won "Game Nobody Played", Doom won "Game of the Year"

Uncharted 4 sold 2.7 million copies on its first week alone. That's 2.7 million more than "nobody", though there is that one chance none of them were actually played. In which case... Doom is still 2016 Reader's Choice Game of the Year Runner-Up, because that's the Game that Readers Chose. After Uncharted 4.

Read my edit, Doom is the Game of the Year. That should cover everything.

edit: between this and Facebook I'm close to a full autistic meltdown, can we please stop? I'm already getting overheated in real life which is a sign my temper is kicking off.

Tanis:
I feel like I've missed something.

What happen to that hug bracket thing?

Did I miss it, or was it canceled?

Are you thinking of March Mayhem? I don't ever recall Game of the Year getting the big playoff bracket thingy.

March Mayhem got canceled this year and will likely never drown the forum in fanboy tears again.

Saelune:

Worgen:

Saelune:
http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/9.945412-Poll-The-Escapists-2016-Readers-Choice-GOTY-Voting-Thread

Oh... wow those are some small voting numbers, that also don't match up. Doom should have been first since it had 16 votes, Dark Souls 3 had 14 so it should have been second, uncharted 4 only had 13.

... Wait, how was battlefield 1 even nominated?

As one person pointed out, it being stickied possibly made it go unnoticed by people, and only it being unstickied, and advertised by this announcement, more people noticed. Im guessing that Uncharted 4 had more votes when the polls were "closed".

I certainly didn't notice it until this article popped up, else I would have voted for Dark Souls 3. :(

I didn't vote because Stardew Valley wasn't on the list.

I didn't vote because Total War: Warhammer and World of Warcraft: Legion wasn't on the list.

I didn't vote because Stellaris and Enter the Gungeon wasn't on the list.

Well this is certainly going to ruffle some feathers of the community. But ruffled feathers do look rather amusing in some lights. Didn't see this voting option at all. Not a problem, was a fine adventure with a tied up ending. I hardly remember any particular part of doom. Just a haze of red, brown and bang-bang giblet melee kills, with possibly the bad guy from Avengers 2 whispering sweet gravelly nothings in my ear continuously. And hell was fairly uninspiring to be honest. Maybe I just expect too much from a dimension of pure evil.

Considering that latest-replied forum threads were removed off the front page, and instead we get some pictograms about dated factoids, that might have to do with the low numbers this year? It served as a reminder that forums exist on this site...

Huh .... well i'm not upset, not even in the slightest. Still surprised Uncharted won when no one was talking about the game. Meanwhile I kept seeing articles of Doom, praise on Doom, and a lot of tributes to Doom; yet it was the runner up? Hard to agree but alright lol.

Worgen:

Saelune:

Worgen:
Yeah, was there a vote or something on this? Cause I can't really remember Uncharted being talked about at all on this site, unless I missed a voting thing or something. I have no idea how it would have beaten Doom since it seems like this site is mostly made of pc gamers. That's not even mentioning how it somehow beat Dark Souls 3.

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/9.945412-Poll-The-Escapists-2016-Readers-Choice-GOTY-Voting-Thread

Oh... wow those are some small voting numbers, that also don't match up. Doom should have been first since it had 16 votes, Dark Souls 3 had 14 so it should have been second, uncharted 4 only had 13.

... Wait, how was battlefield 1 even nominated?

I think I can clear this up. You see, just like the US election, the community choice actually has an electoral college. While Uncharted won the key swing..... pixels..... Both Doom and Dark Souls 3 beat it in the popular vote.

Edit: in all seriousness.... why didn't they do the bracket again? The voting turn out on a random thread (a thread that was probably ignored for a large part of its existence being a sticky) is probably abysmally low compared to the usual thing they've done. Are the brackets too tough to make? Did Cross pull the plug on those when he left?

 

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